The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

Senior Abbey Savelkoul, senior Zoe Chase, junior Liby Quast, senior Chloe Stanton and senior Ava Biederman about to get ready for the gymnastics state championship at Wilkins Auditorium Feb. 24. The team has worked hard to get to this point and are ready to give everything they have got into this final hurrah.

Gymnastics team works through tough season

Cole Nuss, Layout Editor March 4, 2024

White powdery chalk dust fills the air. Fans and teammates cheer loudly. Judges jot down notes as they decide their final scores. Individuals work hard in their events to get as many points as possible....

Girls hockey makes themselves a popular topic in school conversations after kicking off the season strong. Being known for their passionate and competitive players, it’s no wonder.

Girls hockey determined to make it to state

Mady Richert, Online Editor January 30, 2024

This season, girls hockey will be graduating 13 seniors. There is one main goal for the team, and that is to win a state championship title. With new coaching staff added to the program, there are...

Senior Oren Hamilton records for a basketball game against Roseville. He is currently recording highlights for his Hamilton film.

Oren Hamilton plans to become a professional videographer

Biniam Tsegai, Business Editor January 28, 2024

    Senior Oren Hamilton fell in love, maybe not in the most regular way. He found his love in videos. Hamilton is a well-distinguished videographer within the community who loves...

Prior to the Powderpuff game beginning, players and coaches stand in a uniform line for the national anthem. Seniors are wearing pink and juniors are wearing black.

Seniors keep Powderpuff win streak

Alison Keeler, Layout Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2023

Powderpuff is a girl's chance to play football. It is an annual tradition during homecoming week where junior and senior girls compete against each other in a game of flag football.  The game...

Physical Therapist Doctor Matt Hirn talks to a patient after their visit. Thrive HQ always makes sure communication is a high priority.

Lake Elmo brings life back to downtown

Ava Biederman, Photography Editor-in-Chief November 4, 2023

Downtown Lake Elmo is a historic town that is finally being brought back to life due to the strong community and small businesses. Sunshine Coffee Company, Thrive HQ, La Vie Est Belle and Be The Light...

The girls soccer team warms up before their practice. Coaches Mike Huber and Dusty Dennis rebuilding the varsity girls soccer team after graduating 11 seniors in the class of 2022.

Girls soccer team rebuilds after graduating 11 seniors in class of 2022

Anna Agnessi, Online Editor October 14, 2023

Coaches Mike Huber and Dusty Dennis are rebuilding the varsity girls soccer team after graduating 11 seniors in the class of 2022. So far this season, they are third in conference and on route to go...

Freshman Owen Uglem, senior Jenna Baumgartner, freshman Lex Brown and freshman Nyx Lammie rehearse for the play as they are working hard. Their opening night is in November.

Theater department gets ready for ‘The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong’

Ava Bentdahl, Graphics Editor October 1, 2023

  Actors and actresses are working hard to prepare for "The One-Act Play that Goes Wrong." A murder mystery play goes along, but from the very beginning things are going wrong. Set pieces are...

Students participating in office hours in a classroom.

Office hours at its best, there are still ways to improve

George Palm and Garin Warner June 1, 2023

Office hours is an important tool that has been implemented for students to make sure they have dedicated time to catch up on any school work they might be missing. Even though it is a very useful...

Boys tennis teams hold struggles, successes this season

Alison Keeler, Layout Editor May 31, 2023

The boys tennis teams worked through challenges while also having great success this season. The teams aspired to do well this season by practicing hard and playing to the best of their ability. Boys...

Joseph Kalka departs for North Dakota at the end of the school year

Sonja Anderson, Field Reporter May 18, 2023

U.S. History teacher and speech and debate coach Joseph Kalka is moving to North Dakota at the end of the school year to be closer to family. "I'm obviously going to miss the students. They're hardworking...

Student council member of senior Isabelle Adams helps students in the media center, coming up with ideas on how to make school a better place.

Student council plans school changes

William Cadenhead, Political Cartoon Editor May 16, 2023

The student council, led by advisor Dusty Dennis, works behind the scenes to create positive change within the student body. While the election process involves some consideration of popularity, students...

The theme for the SCVRC annual ice show was Blades on Broadway. The show was held on April 27 and 28.

SCVRC holds annual ice show with this year’s theme: Blades on Broadway

Sadie Bettendorf, Online Editor May 5, 2023

During the evenings of April 27, and April 28, the St. Croix Valley Recreation Center held its 23rd annual Ice Show, with this year's theme being “Blades on Broadway.” The show consisted of 29...

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